With Monrosalee newly engaged, “Grimm” co-stars Silas Weir Mitchell and Bree Turner sat down to chat about the upcoming nuptials, their characters’ consistencies, and what else is ahead for the pair, including a Rosalee/Juliette web series.
Q: Can you talk a bit about filming the proposal? Have they discussed with you how they will eventually do a wedding or anything like that?
Bree Turner: The whole episode was super fun for us to shoot… we really packed in the whole episode from the roller-coaster promotions from the night of the proposal and then getting engaged and then the parents coming in the end – it’s really filled. But the proposal scene was adorable and fun and silly… we had a good time that whole section of the show, right? We had fun.
Silas Weir Mitchell: You’re right; the roller-coaster is a good metaphor because it was… the writers really make it as complicated as they possibly can. And so as soon as you think everything is fine, you know, the parents show up and it gets extremely difficult. But yes, the shooting of that scene was really… it was fun… it’s fun to watch this imaginary life… the way that it happens is so sort of unique, you know… the writers write unique stuff.
Bree Turner: I feel like what’s been enjoyable about exploring the relationship is that there’s been just… very truthful consistencies from beginning until now about who these characters are and how they treat each other and handle these different moments in their relationship. And I think the proposal moment is just such a pure and touching and honest moment and very much in the vein of who these characters are.
Silas Weir Mitchell: And still… they allow for the complexity, you know what I mean?… I mean it is “Grimm” after all, but it’s also… the writers allow for… the complexity and the darkness of – Are people going to accept a Blutbad and a Fuchsbau? That’s a rich kind of basically interracial kind of vein that they’re going to mine. So as sweet as it is, which it totally is, what I like about what the writers do is they allow for complexity and darkness…
Q: Kind of along those lines, are there going to be any Wesen customs that are coming in terms of the engagement and wedding or anything like that?
Silas Weir Mitchell: The only thing that we really know is that the Wesens tend to like to marry in the wild.
Q: Touching upon the previous episode when you go and meet Rosalee’s parents, could you talk a little bit about what that was like for both of you?
Bree Turner: Well, the whole dinner scene, everything with my mom and sister, took place in one day so it was a very long 18-hour day… up in Hillsborough, and it was exhausting. I was exhausted and I think we got beers after that day because it was… a biggie and, you know, there was a lot of emotional stuff going on for Rosalee…I felt… “exhausted” would be the word I would use by the end of that day.
Silas Weir Mitchell: [It was] just the most awkward dinner in the history of man…. I felt bad, you know? I felt bad for Rosalee in this situation. To have… this sister… it was hard because I think there’s a lot of truth to that familial dynamic. And I felt the awkwardness. It’s like I felt the love; I felt the awkwardness.
Q: Are we going to learn more about Rosalee’s family – Freddy and what happened around his death – heading towards the wedding?
Bree Turner: Well, that hasn’t come up in any scripts yet, but I don’t know… what I think is nice about a lot of the episodes is that there isn’t a lot of dialogue just for the sake of dialogue. You don’t need to talk about everything, and it’s just an understanding. And I think that just that one line that I say – that Rosalee says to Monroe outside – that I assumed they would be more understanding that I basically handled all of Freddy’s death and the shock and dealing with all that. I mean, it’s pretty clear that they decided not to be involved in that event and that I totally took that on. And I don’t know; we’ll see. I don’t know if that’s going to be more addressed in more detail later; it hasn’t yet.
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